Suganuma Sensei wrote in his notebook:
At the end of keiko (practice) while practicing Kokyuho, my partner told me: "Sensei, your body is like a rock". I, who came to practice with the intention to practice softly like my favorite Sumo wrestler – was in shock!
I still have a long way to go…
When I read this paragraph I thought:
1. If Suganuma-Sensei says he has a long way to go – then it is a big comfort to me!
2. Sensei comes to practice with a subject, even at his level he continuously researches Aikido techniques. I find that admirable!